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Commit to Becoming a More Involved Member
By Richard L. Green Jr.
Eastern Region Vice President
With a new year, many people across the country made New Year’s resolutions. It is a time to reset—a time to start fresh.
February is a good time to reevaluate the resolutions we made at the very beginning of the year.
As a NAPS member, what were your New Year’s resolutions?
I hope all NAPS members will commit to the following:
1. Becoming a more active member of your branch.
2. Becoming more educated about the issues on which NAPS is working in order to help improve your work life.
3. Working with your local branch leadership to grow NAPS membership.
Becoming a more active member of your local branch starts with making a commitment to attend your local branch meetings. Reach out to the leadership of your branch to find out when meetings are scheduled. My local branch—Richmond, VA, Branch 98—notifies members about meetings by postcard. I look forward to our meetings where members receive information concerning NAPS and have an opportunity to share concerns with local branch leaders. Local branches are only as good as the membership and their willingness to set aside time to go to meetings and participate in the day-to-day operations.
Take time to educate yourself about issues on which NAPS is working to improve your work life. NAPS has many places where you can go to get information. The NAPS website is very user friendly and has a wealth of information to educate you and your co-workers on issues being addressed with the USPS.
Friend NAPS on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to stay connected and informed about what NAPS is addressing on your behalf. Share that information with your fellow EAS employees over lunch or while you are taking a break at work. Information is power; the more informed the membership, the better!
Last, but not least, you can help us grow our membership by reaching out to your co-workers to find out if they are members of NAPS. Since I have shared ways for you to educate yourself on NAPS, share what you learned with your friends and co-workers so they will become members. We have over 9,000 non-members nationwide; you are our contacts to sign non-members. The good part is when you sign a new member, there is a gift for you—a $25 check.
I am so looking forward to this year—a time to reset and continue to work for the members of this great organization: the National Association of Postal Supervisors.
Photo from Dave Scavone Photography